116 East 27th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
between Park and Lexington
Blue Smoke never disappoints. No matter what kind of Bar-B-Que your in the mood for they can fill the bill. This is a Danny Meyer restaurant and lives up to the high standard and quality his restaurants are known for. (See Union Square Cafe or Gramercy Tavern) And he is a driving force behind the Big Apple Bar-B-Que block party held in Madison Square Park every June. So you know he knows his Que. And Blue Smoke has a gluten free menu - always a bonus for me.
We started with appetizers. Annie ordered fried pork ravioli and I had a garden salad. The ravioli came out crisp with just the right amount of sauce. My lightly dressed salad was fresh and full of salad veggies. Two yums!
|Vinegar slaw on top and collard greens on the bottom.|
A full wine, beer and cocktail menu rounds things out perfectly.
There is a separate jazz performance venue downstairs but you'll never hear it unless you venture down there. The restaurant can get crowded and they do take reservations. Good place for special occasion dinners for family or just dinner for two friends. This is my son's favorite birthday place.
Bottom line -
Dinner including 2 appetizers, 2 half racks, 3 sides, soft drinks, wine and tip was $102.00
Would I eat there again - oh yes and yes.